Archive for May, 2006

Wow 3 post in one day.

Posted in Computers & Internet, Linux on Thursday, May 25, 2006 by Yatta

Well .. I FINALLY have Minime understanding the key presses on the remote. There is some tweaking I have to do BUT i see it getting a weee little closer now :-).

After this i need to do some scripting so the Minime can chagne the stations on the cablebox that i got from my cable company.

Moving Forward!!!!

Posted in Linux on Thursday, May 25, 2006 by Yatta

The modules Ian suggested needed to be inclueded into the module did the trick:

ivtv: ============ START INIT IVTV ==============
ivtv: version 0.6.2 (tagged release) loading
ivtv: Linux version: 2.6.16 PENTIUM4 gcc-4.0
ivtv: In case of problems please include the debug info between
ivtv: the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines, along with
ivtv: any module options, when mailing the ivtv-users mailinglist.
ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 card (cx23416 based)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0c.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
ivtv0: Unreasonably low latency timer, setting to 64 (was 32)
tveeprom 0-0050: Hauppauge model 26552, rev C268, serial# 8080402
tveeprom 0-0050: tuner model is LG TAPE H001F MK3 (idx 68, type 47)
tveeprom 0-0050: TV standards NTSC(M) (eeprom 0x08)
tveeprom 0-0050: audio processor is CX25843 (idx 37)
tveeprom 0-0050: decoder processor is CX25843 (idx 30)
tveeprom 0-0050: has radio, has no IR remote
tuner 0-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
tda9887 0-0043: chip found @ 0x86 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
cx25840 0-0044: cx25843-23 found @ 0x88 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
cx25840 0-0044: loaded v4l-cx25840.fw firmware (14264 bytes)
wm8775 0-001b: chip found @ 0x36 (ivtv i2c driver #0)
ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (262144 bytes)
ivtv0: Encoder revision: 0x02050032
ivtv0: Allocate DMA encoder MPEG stream: 128 x 32768 buffers (4096KB total)
ivtv0: Allocate DMA encoder YUV stream: 194 x 10800 buffers (2048KB total)
ivtv0: Allocate DMA encoder VBI stream: 120 x 17472 buffers (2048KB total)
ivtv0: Allocate DMA encoder PCM audio stream: 455 x 4608 buffers (2048KB total)
ivtv0: Create encoder radio stream
tuner 0-0061: type set to 47 (LG NTSC (TAPE series))
ivtv0: Initialized Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150, card #0
ivtv: =============== END INIT IVTV ================

Kernel woes

Posted in Linux on Thursday, May 25, 2006 by Yatta

I've recompiled my kernel about 5 times in the last 2 days to try get my PVR-150 installed an running properly with the new 2.6.16 vanilla kernel. On doing some googling i cam upon a page that told me that i have to enable some stuff in my kernel to allow ivtv 0.6.2 to compile properly with the new kernel.
i kept on getting:

ivtv0: Failed to load module cx25840
ivtv0: Failed to load module wm8775
—————-snip————–
ivtv0 warning: i2c client addr: 0x44 not found for command 0x40085618!
ivtv0 warning: i2c client addr: 0x44 not found for command 0xc0045627!
ivtv0 warning: i2c client addr: 0x44 not found for command 0x40046d11!
ivtv0 warning: i2c client addr: 0x44 not found for command 0x40085618!

Thanks to Ian Campbell and his website he pointed me in the right direction.

As I write this with the new settings enabled i do hope this gets rid of the blasted errors.

THEN after i deal with that.. then need to move on to lircd .. which i think i may have down pact. to a degree that is 😀

Nothing new… well not really anyway

Posted in Computers & Internet, Linux on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 by Yatta

Welll…. it's been a few days. I've wanted to update the blog a few times BUT other things always seem to take precedence.
Minime has gotten a few extra parts…. namely the IR Blaster —>

a IR Reciever —->

It's not Complete yet.. i even got the nifty little remote URC-8910 (ok it's not so little)

The thing now is to put these together into/onto Minime to get a nice working Media PC aka MythTV, that i can control with my trusty new remote. Honestly though the hard par is going to be the channel listings arrrghhhh…

Well the weight is coming off… slowly but surely.. i've been slacking off for the past few days.. actually for the past week and a half. I'll make up for it though… leaving my current employer soon so NUFF headache soon gone… yiipppeeee!!!!

I’m in trouble!!!

Posted in Health on Thursday, May 4, 2006 by Yatta

Ok I've been walking for a few weeks now. At first it was hard but i must admit it has gotten easier. I fear the damage has been done though. 😦
I went to the doctor… i'm 273lbs!!! my pressure is wayyy too high 162/111. She decided to UP my pressure medicine and also gave me heart pills?!?!? I'm like what the fuck!!!!!!!

I went to the pharmacy to pick up the medicine $2,400 JA dollars ($1JA=$66 US). No wonder she even gave me a National health card to fill out so i can get my medication at a reduced rate.
Man something's got to change.. and it seems litk it has to be drastic for right now. I think he pressure was/is so high i basically slept the whole day.

Why am I playing around with this shit?! I know what high BP can do.. and yes i'm scared but it seems to not really phase me to much.

BLASTED!!!!!

Posted in Health on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 by Yatta

Why is the human body so flipping fragile?!?!?!